Wareham Center, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wareham Center, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place had a population of 3,111 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wareham Center is located at latitude 41.7529 and longitude -70.7255 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Wareham Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378247) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wareham Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wareham Center, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,111
Daytime Population: Workers 1,794
Daytime Population: Residents 1,578
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 3,085
Population in Familes 2,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 2,144
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $48,092
Average Household Income $62,972
Per Capita Income $27,603


Total Housing Units 2,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 597 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 661 (32.6%)
Median Home Value $273,267
Average Home Value $321,146


Total Households 1,368
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 800
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.99% 0.95%
Households 0.86% 0.86%
Families 0.84% 0.84%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Wareham Center, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wareham Center to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 39th
Population Density # 76 70th
Diversity Index # 92 63rd
Median Household Income # 214 13th
Per Capita Income # 206 17th

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